From The Guardian:
The United Kingdom has just seven months to "save the most extraordinary relationship in history", David Cameron warned on Friday, his voice quivering with emotion, in a passionate and personal plea to stop Scotland from breaking away.
The prime minister said was making his intervention because he wanted Scots to realise that England has always done more than its fair share of the housework but that if Scotland is prepared to "just help out a bit more, for God's sake" that the troubled union can survive.
"We've only ever wanted what's best for the family. It's so important for Scotland to realise that the rest of the family see this as a very important family decision," the prime minister blurted out, his eyes welling up with tears.
In a speech delivered in a kitchen in the Olympic Park in London, Cameron angrily stirred something in a pan which was close to burning and said all 63 million people in the UK had a voice in this year's historic referendum…
"The guidance counsellor told you, you have to come out of your shell a bit and give me more emotional and practical support," sobbed the prime minister, as the kitchen filled with smoke: "Oh Jesus Christ, dinner's ruined now, look what you made me do!"
Cameron is aware he is not the most persuasive voice in Scotland, especially after he broke off his monologue after fifteen minutes, announcing that England was going back to its mother's "until the country has got its head straight and maybe Scotland has thought about somebody else for once in its life."
He later sent a text stating that he believes he could not stay out of the argument and has chosen to raise the emotional stakes in the referendum, and also that he'd like some clothes and his overnight bag to be dropped off.
The two countries have not yet addressed the issue of custody for Wales and Northern Ireland.
Friday, 7 February 2014
From The Guardian:
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